Centralized Core Laboratory:Chemistry
Green top (lithium heparin) tube
Cause for rejection:
Daily, 24 hours; STAT
Enhanced Turbidimetric Inhibition Immunoassay
For therapeutic monitoring, draw peak levels 60 minutes after completion of parenteral (intramuscular or intravenous) administration and trough levels immediately prior to next dose. Please indicate whether the specimen is a peak, trough, or random level. Place specimen on ice and deliver to lab immediately.
OC Power Word:
Therapeutic: Peak: 4-10 ug/mL; Trough: <2.0 ug/mL